The Marauder Strikes!

The Marauder Strikes!

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The B-26 has arrived in the European Theater of Operations. It has now joined the B-17, B-24 and the Lancaster over the skies of war torn Europe...


PRE-ORDER B-26 HERE AT LEGION WARGAMES: http://www.legionwargames.com/legion_B26.html

Martin B-26 Marauder: The Wingless Wonder was the name of a variant of Avalon Hill's B-17: Queen of the Skies solitaire boardgame. A draft of B-26 was available for play testing which used the B-17: Queen of the Skies rules and B-17 was needed to play. Everything has changed since then, and B-26: The Marauder Strikes! has completly new mechanics and is a stand alone game. It is a solitaire game set on board a Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber during World War Two in the European Theater of Opearations from July 1943 until the end of the war in May 1945.

B-26: The Marauder Strikes! is a big game in that there are many target lists, rules, mission maps and details which are not found in B-17: Queen of the Skies or B-29 Superfortress: Bombers over Japan. For example, the Damage Tables are more detailed than the earlier games and the combat system is similar, but completely new. The Target Lists include a large selection of targets attacked by B-26s from July 1943 until the end of the war in May 1945 and are placed on 13 maps (movement boards) which are different depending on where your base is located, from England to the Netherlands. Different models of the B-26 is also included from the early B-26 in 1941 until the B-26G which entered combat in October 1944. The earlier models are not used in the European Theater of Operations (the ETO) in which B-26: The Marauder Strikes! is set, but will be used in 22nd Bomb Group: Marauders from Australia, an add-on variant set in the Pacific in the war against Japan in New Guinea.

Players familiar with B-17: Queen of the Skies or B-29 Superfortress: Bombers over Japan recognize the mechanics used in B-26. One or more 6-sided dice are rolled on tables to plan the mission, to determine if enemy fighters appear, to hit with machine gun fire and to determine damage and wounds and much more. In some ways it can be quicker to play a mission, but at the same time it can seem to be "dice-ee-er" than its companions. B-26 is, with its advanced and optional guidelines, deep, detailed and complex, but still as easy to play as B-17 or B-29 with its basic system which is similar to the mechanics in B-17 or B-29.

You can begin your campaign flying missions from bases in England or jump in later in the war when the B-26 groups had moved to the continent and you will find Mission Maps with your station either in England, France, belgium or the Netherlands depending on when you fly your missions. Put together a crew, name your B-26 and fly missions over France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria and Chechoslovakia!

319th Bomb Group Documents

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2017-05-05 09:43:49
Here's good background info and mission details from the 319th Bomb Group:

http://57thbombwing.com/319th_History/319th_History.html




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B-26s in the MTO?

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2017-04-26 05:08:06
Yes. Later today, or tomorrow at the latest, the target lists and gazetteers and maps for November 1942 to May 1943 (maybe also June 1943) are finished. You can fly missions!

Use the Core Game rules. There were smaller formations in the MTO but I have not finished those rules yet and ignore Sea Sweeps.

It is possible to test what's finished!

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Dropbox: 319th Okinawa

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2017-04-20 09:13:18
I did not know that the fighter counters all had an image of the Ar 96 and that there were many other counters with - well, there was chaos - 'nuff said. I had no idea that there was chaos, I noticed it today.

The correct counters have been uploaded today. The fighter counters have not been updated yet.

I'll go over everything and see what else is wrong...




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B-26 and Multi-Player Online?

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2017-04-08 11:10:32
I have no experience to speak of when it comes to multi-player campaigns, and have therefore not included those rules in the Core Game.

I've had it in mind though and have an idea on how to use some of the tables in online campaigns.

MT-1a will not be used (unless modified to fit online campaigns) except for mechanical failures.

On the bomb run, Bombing by Boxes:
Lead (#1, Lead Flight) rolls on TZ-4a.
Toggliers roll on TZ-4b, only to see if they are in our out of formation. (Use only the "If Hit modifiers")
TZ-5a will be modified by Lead's On/Off and togglier's in/out.

Bomb run, Bombing by Flights:
Lead (#1 in each flight) rolls on TZ-4a
Toggliers (#2-6) roll on TZ-4b, only to see if they are in our out of formation. (Use only the "If Hit modifiers")
TZ-5a will be modified by Lead's On/Off and togglier's in/out.

Mission Commander will decide all mission parameters, including Z1-b, RV.

TZ-1 will be decided before the mission.

TOA-2a is not used.

Flak? Each player rolls on TZ-3a?

One player, one Box or Flight is also possible of course.







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Why Bombing by Flights?

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2017-04-06 10:05:44
because you have "six chances of destroying a target..."

In B-26 one of the choices you have is to decide if you want to bomb by flights or by boxes.

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300 Pre-Orders!

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2017-01-03 13:49:22
300 has been reached! Thank you very much!

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"Awesome Project"

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2017-01-03 03:27:57
Thanks, Joe!

"It was (and is) amazing... it was so comprehensive, detailed, and with a command of the subject matter that clearly showed through... If this topic is of interest, then this is a must-have. Hoping to see it in 2017!"


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Pattern (Area) Bombing?

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2016-12-18 14:50:47
You will see this in the MTO expansion. Here's what I am testing now:

AP +1
Bomb Run if ON, roll on 500ft

Your formation on the Bomb Run must be loose box. (-2/-10%). If you use the "Bomb Load" add-on you will have modifiers for 100lbs and 250 lbs.

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